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Advances in FRP retrofit bonders Part-II: Development of alternate mineral composites
journal contributionposted on 02.04.2019, 00:00 by Raghavendra Vasudeva Upadhyaya, Thuraichamy Suntharavadivel
Damage recoverability and extending the service life for major engineering structures has been garnering attention over the last few decades. The buildings affected due to natural disasters as well as human imposed distress are comparatively cost-efficient to rehabilitate rather than demolition and re-construction. Amongst the commonly practiced strengthening techniques in civil construction, Fibre Reinforced Polymer retrofit is advantageous in several aspects. However, one of the prime concerns in FRP rehabilitation method is the application of high impact epoxy resin as a bonding material. Getting in contact with epoxy has proven to impose severe health effects as well as profoundly deteriorating the surrounding marine ecosystem. Therefore, a comprehensive literature analysis has been undertaken to provide eminent discussions in adopting an alternate sustainable bonding composite. As an expident replacement for epoxy, the suitability of Mineral Based Composites and geopolymers with varying rheology controlling admixtures are investigated in the literature review process to achieve structural FRP optimization. © IAEME Publication.